Brexit Agreement Vote

The bill proposes that the UK government be able to terminate the trade agreement between the continental United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. The tie was broken by the spokesperson in favour of the “no” (according to Speaker Denison`s rule), which means that the application was rejected. The failure to pass this motion meant that the House of Commons would not hold further indicative votes on April 8, 2019. [112] The agreement covers issues such as money, citizens` rights, border agreements and dispute resolution. It also includes a transition period and an overview of the future relationship between the UK and the EU. It was published on 14 November 2018 and was the result of the Brexit negotiations. The agreement was approved by the heads of state and government of the other 27 EU countries[9] and by the British government led by Prime Minister Theresa May, but it faced opposition from the British Parliament, which needed approval for ratification. The approval of the European Parliament would also have been necessary. On January 15, 2019, the House of Commons rejected the withdrawal agreement by 432 votes to 202. [10] The House of Commons again rejected the agreement by 391 votes to 242 on 12 March 2019 and rejected it a third time, on 29 March 2019, by 344 votes to 286. On 22 October 2019, the revised withdrawal agreement negotiated by Boris Johnson`s government approved the first phase in Parliament, but Johnson halted the legislative process when the accelerated approval programme failed to receive the necessary support and announced his intention to declare a general election. [12] On 23 January 2020, Parliament ratified the agreement by adopting the withdrawal agreement; On 29 January 2020, the European Parliament approved the withdrawal agreement.

It was then concluded by the Council of the European Union on 30 January 2020. At the end of the debate, the government assured potential Conservative rebels that they would raise their concerns in a new amendment that the Lords should consider. The concession proposed by ministers is also expected to introduce a new parliamentary motion if the Brexit deal is rejected by MPs and colleagues[3] that would open the door for MPs to take control of the negotiations if ministers fail to reach an agreement in Brussels. [45] The concession meant that the government had obtained 324 votes to 298, a majority of 26 votes. [3] [46] On 12 February 2019, Theresa May made a statement to the House of Commons on the government`s progress in securing a withdrawal agreement. [87] On 14 February, a vote on a amendable motion was held as follows: “Let this House welcome the Prime Minister`s statement of 12 February 2019; reaffirms its support for the approach to leaving the EU expressed by this House on 29 January 2019 and notes that discussions between the UK and the EU on the “backstop” are under way. The success of the Grieves amendment (by 321 votes to 299) means that MEPs can now amend this proposal,[65] giving them a much wider say on the UK`s withdrawal from the EU. Sarah Champion, Rosie Cooper, Jon Cruddas, Toby Perkins.

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